Complying with nutrition food labeling is a prerequisite to build trust with customers. Food products need to display the nutrient values and need to be compliant with the food law. In all, nutrition food labels help promote transparency.
Today’s health conscious consumers want nutrition data for every packaged food product and beverage to ensure they make intelligent choices. At restaurants, diners continuously look for healthy choices to be part of their meals.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory body to protect residents in the U.S. from preventable health risks caused by food and zoonotic diseases. FDA rules and regulations enforce nutrition food labeling guidelines, so that residents in the U.S. can enhance and manage their health according to personal requirements.
On January 1, 2020, the newest food labeling guidelines rolled out for food manufacturers to introduce new nutrition food labels.
Here’s a rundown of the new nutrition food labeling requisites.
An updated design to highlight “calories” and “servings,” two important elements in making informed food choices need to show up in a larger font size and a bolder type. FDA new rules instruct food manufacturers to make serving size figures reflect how Americans really eat.
Potassium and Vitamin D
The FDA new guidelines for labeling instruct to exclude information for vitamins A and C, in favor of potassium and vitamin D, because deficiencies of these vitamins are rare today. Calcium and iron will continue to be required.
In its big change about food nutrition labeling, FDA makes it mandatory for food manufacturers to specify the amount of added sugar during food processing. Added sugar is a bigger concern than natural sugar, which occurs naturally in all foods which contain carbohydrates, including fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy products.
New food labels will not show information about “Calories from Fat,” because the type of fat is more important than the amount. “Total Fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” will continue to be required.
The FDA has also made minor changes to the supplement facts labels found on dietary supplement to make it consistent with the nutrition fact label.
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